Position Title:  Instructor

Location: Rockville, MD


Badlands is the largest nature-inspired play space in the mid-Atlantic, offering a unique, interactive

STEAM environment for children to explore and take risks. With an emphasis on mindfulness, the facility’s programming encourages children to be present in the space as they would be in nature and challenges them to create in the Workshop. Open daily from 9am-6pm, Badlands is a new space for families to spend the day, host birthday celebrations, enjoy delicious food options in our Café, and learn through playing in an environment designed for risk-taking.


At Badlands, we strive to provide our guests with a positive, playful, and educational experience. Our Instructors play the largest role in creating that experience for every individual. We are developing a high-energy team with significant room for growth and increased responsibility.


  • Assists with setup and service for special events and parties held at Badlands. As requested, assumes the role of host and oversees event organization, facilitates, open play activities, and leads the Workshop project.
  • Serves as a teaching assistant for classes in the Workshop based on STEAM learning principles and oversees Workshop activities.
  • Welcomes guests at the front desk and assists them with the check-in process; orients parents and children on the fundamentals of Badlands.
  • Reinforces natural ways of learning; facilitates unstructured play and encourages children to use their imagination and take risks.
  • Acts as a role model for children and inspires them to be creative, thoughtful, and present.
  • Passionately promotes company values, including mindfulness and a desire to learn continuously.
  • Ensures the safety and well-being of children in play spaces; maintains a clean, safe, and respectful environment.


  • Strong communication, customer service, and teamwork skills.
  • Creative individual who is adaptable and able to quickly learn new skills.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and some holidays.
  • Physical requirements include bending, stooping, crawling, crouching, carrying/lifting (up to 30 pounds), pushing/pulling, reaching, repetitive motions, sitting, standing, and walking.

Please send your completed Employee Application or cover letter and resume to careers@badlandsplayspace.com